11 September 2012

a little chevron and a lot of champagne...

We recently hosted an engagement party for my sister-in-law Whitney and her fiance Jon in our backyard.  The couple invited their family and close friends.  The party was catered by Moe's which is a favorite of the bride-to-be.  We had a margarita machine to top off the Mexican food.  The cake was from Puffy Muffin and was delicious!   The flowers done by Accent Florist.  After dinner and cake we toasted the couple with several glasses of champagne.  While the bride-to-be's father delivered a toast filled with laughs, the groom-to-be's mother had a toast that was sentimental.  The favors were cake pops made to look like a bride (vanilla) and groom {chocolate}.  The invite was found on Etsy along with the paper straws and large balloons.  The night ended with many empty bottles and laughs.  The couple are planning their big day next June where they will marry in Rosemary Beach...a favorite vacation spot of our family.  

Whitney and Jon
side entrance to our backyard

 my little family
 my baby Bennett and hubby having a great time
drinks of choice
The groom-to-be's mother and sister
 the invite
my lovely momma
balloons welcoming guests
Father of the Bride and Aunt

 Whitney and her maid of honor Alix
bride and groom cake pops 

Whitney and Jon's Engagement Photo....aren't they cute?

A big thank you to all of you who helped make this party happen!  You all know who you are:)

06 September 2012

all my stars...

with all the storms last night both boys were super cuddly before bed...
and I loved every minute of it!

these photos were taken while on vacation

04 September 2012

this past weekend...

we spent our weekend outside {in between rain showers} planting flowers....
you could have asked me 5 years ago if that would be one of my 
favorite weekend activities and I am certain I would have said no! 
now I adore having my fingers in the dirt...

lets hope our new flowers and bushes hold up for our big
 my sister's {in-law} engagement party this weekend.

and look who is sitting tall these days!  
We are all in love with this little man in our house.
He has the best baby laugh especially when tickled...

01 September 2012


have you felt the click yet?
I can't wait for that first morning where you feel summer fading 
and fall on the horizon.  Mums, pumpkins, and new sweaters....

I am so looking forward to afternoon walks and 
hearing leaves crunch beneath my feet.